800,000 Arizonans acting as caregivers

800,000 Arizonans acting as caregivers

Over 40 million Americans are facing challenges of caring for an adult relative or friend-
surprisingly many of those people don’t even consider this care giving.

Experts say a typical caregiver in this day and age is probably different than what most might assume.

AARP caregiving expert, Amy Goyer says, “In the state of Arizona alone, there’s over 800,000. 1 in 6 Americans are doing this very important job”

Wwith many people also keeping up with a full time or part time jobs- juggling all aspects of caregiving can become a struggle.

November is National Family Caregivers month- there is a contest taking place on aarp.com where you can share what you’re doing as a caregiver and join a community that caregivers can relate to.

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